Planning to lose weight, quit smoking, and getting out of debt are amongst the most popular New Year’s resolutions made, and also the most commonly broken. So this year, why not try a different tactic and resolve to impress your man? Making extra efforts like these in 2015 can help add some sizzle and spice to your relationship.
1. Keep an Open Mind
A go-with-the-flow kind of girl is always impressive to guys. Spontaneous plans are often the most fun, so don’t be afraid to switch up your schedule and go where the mood takes you. If your guy suggests trying something new, like eating at an exotic restaurant, going rock climbing, or seeing a film outside your preferred genres, give it a go. What’s the worst that could happen? It might not be your thing, but trying it out will help keep your relationship fresh and fun.
2. Make a Special Dinner, Clothing Optional
The old saying goes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so put away the takeaway menus and whip your man up a special meal. You don’t need to be a gourmet chef; most men will appreciate that you’ve made the effort. You could call his mom to get the recipe for his favorite dish or find instructions for a quick and easy romantic dish online.
The gesture of preparing a home-cooked meal is always impressive, but you can add some extra sizzle by considering what you’ll wear, or what you won’t. Put on a show in lingerie, wearing only an apron, or nothing at all!
3. Give Him Unexpected Gifts
Girls expect to be surprised with flowers and chocolates at random time, but most never think to return the favor. Surprising your man with a thoughtful gift at an unexpected time will really get his attention.
Generic gifts like socks and jocks will never make an impression, so think about your man and what he’d enjoy most when you’re brainstorming gift ideas for him. Perhaps he always wanted to be a fighter pilot or he’s a passionate foodie. Buying him an experience gift of a flight lesson or a tasting tour around your hometown will give him memories that will last a lifetime.
If you’d prefer a more tangible gift, consider giving him snaps from a secret glamor photo session or buying him some merchandise from his favorite sporting team. Anything that shows you’ve considered who he is and what he’ll enjoy has the power to impress.
4. Stock His Kitchen with Man-Friendly Essentials
Buying groceries doesn’t sound impressive, but stocking his kitchen will really bowl him over. Buy him beer, soda, potato chips and microwaveable pizza before a big game or long weekend so he can enjoy relaxing on the couch in style. Knowing that you’re happy for him to indulge rather than worrying about his waistline will earn you some serious brownie points.
5. Encourage Man Time
Everyone knows that clingy women make bad wives, so if you ever want him to make the commitment you’ll need to prove your independence. Remember to emerge from the relationship bubble regularly, and encourage your man to do the same. Time with the boys is very important to guys, and he’ll be impressed if you realize this. Don’t be that girl that stresses that the lads will lead Mr. Right astray. If you’re cool with boys’ nights out he might even decide to cut some short to spend more time with you.
6. Say Thank You
It sounds so simple, but many women forget to acknowledge all of those little things that their men do that mean so much. But remembering your manners is an important way to impress your man. Studies show that acknowledging small acts of generosity from your man, like replacing light bulbs, opening jars, and killing spiders, will help strengthen your relationship. Who knew two little words could make such a big impact?
Don’t just make another easily broken resolution in 2015. Instead, enjoy the extra attention that comes when you make efforts to impress your man!